Monday, February 12, 2007

Weekend Report

Friday- Got a haircut. Nothing drastic, but the dry, cold weather coupled with the fact that I hadn’t had a haircut in six months meant that I had some major frizz going on. Total scientist hair. Needed to be remedied. Here’s the result:



I kinda look like I have man hands in this picture. I don't. Honest.








After the haircut, I met up with Ern and the recently engaged Jon and Heather for margaritas. Here they are (okay everyone, say “Awwwww.”):










Saturday- Work, errands, soccer. I got home to find a rowdy game of Trivial Pursuit taking place in the living room, so I joined in.

Sunday- Spent all day cleaning my apartment, then Caro and I went to see The Cat Empire at the Paradise. They're an Australian rock group that plays an upbeat, funky, ska and Latin influenced pop. I heard the song "Sly" on the radio and bought their latest album, Two Shoes, a couple of weeks ago. I brought it into the lab to listen to, and it became popular among my co-workers, especially a middle-aged man from India: "What is this music? It is cool!"


The concert was so much FUN! If you ever get a chance to see them live, do so. They have a gorgeous and charismatic frontman, a trumpet player who also sings wonderfully, and a stand-up bass, as well as a drummer, keyboardist, and some dude with turntables and giant headphones. They'll make you want to pound beers and jump on the dance floor with a bunch of sweaty Australians. (Apparently, they are quite popular in their homeland, because the Paradise was packed with Australians who were going nuts through the whole show.)

6 comments:

Kristine said...

Huh. I've heard of them, but I can't say I've actually heard their music. I am not down with what the kids are listening to these days. The only station I listen to with any regularity is the oldies station (because they play 90's rock). :)

Anonymous said...

That Jon & Heather are one attractive couple! Funny and smart, too!

Eri said...

Hey Jon,

That's some cowlick you got goin on, or is it the on the painting being held by the strange man behind Heather?

Anonymous said...

You have very lovely hands...

eileen said...

All the better with which to smooth Jon's giant cowlick.

Mikey said...

never heard of them here downunder...